John has 10+ years of experience in corporate development and private equity, having worked for a sovereign investment fund and a large international utility.
Prior to joining Vistara Capital Partners John was a member of the private equity team of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), a sovereign investment fund. While at ISIF he was focused on investments in technology, small and medium business finance, and renewable energy companies.
John was previously in corporate development at ESB, an international utility, where he led multiple renewable energy project developments, acquisitions and strategic partnerships both in Ireland and internationally.
John received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Having moved from Ireland John tries to make the most of the local pistes, mountain trails and concert venues of Vancouver. When not spending time with his wife and son he also enjoys playing soccer, golf and discovering the local craft breweries.
Current Investments: Blueprint (Observer), FinCAD (Observer), Kentik, Kore.ai
Exited Investments: Backstop, CoolIT